Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #274

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Upheaval in Washington: One can describe the election of Donald Trump and the beginning of his administration as an upheaval against establishment Washington, including both political parties. Certainly, those expressing dissatisfaction at the early steps taken by the…

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President Emmanuel Macron

“President” Schwarzenegger Discusses Climate with President Macron of France

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is demonstrating his total disregard for the will of the American People, joining with President Macron of France to do everything in their power to overturn US voters’ decision to embrace President Trump’s repudiation of the Paris Agreement. Schwarzenegger And Macron Troll Trump Over Climate…

Aussie Government Broadcaster Gives Climate Skeptics Airtime

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Judith Curry (one of the guests): The ABC, Australia’s government owned media outlet, has dedicated an entire Science Show program, including a star cast of climate skeptics, to exploring why some politicians and academics dispute the alleged climate consensus. Has ‘denying’ won? Saturday 24 June 2017 12:05PM (view full…

Some Fun with IPCC Texts

Guest essay by Leo Goldstein I’ve already written about the epic moment, when IPCC apparently recognized that most of the recent warming had been due to the natural variability. Instead of telling that to the world, IPCC has just altered the definition of climate change in its Third Assessment Report (TAR, 2001) to include natural…